Well, when it comes to the news that they're living apart, we guess it's not that easy to hide.
Now Nick has finally responded to the rumors, and his answer confirms our worst fears for the pair. He said:
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Fontella Bass, most famous for the 1965 hit Rescue Me, died on Wednesday in St. Louis, Missouri.
The R&B singer suffered from a series of strokes over the last seven years of life, but died at age 72 due to complications from a heart attack.
"She was an outgoing person. She had a very big personality. Any room she entered she just lit the room up, whether she was on stage or just going out to eat."
Besides Rescue Me, Fontella's chart-toppers included Don't Mess Up a Good Thing and Deliver Me. In 1995 she earned a Grammy nomination for her gospel album No Ways Tired.
She will be sorely missed.